The easiest form of color work in knitting for beginners is the slip stitch Mosaic technique. In this pattern I will show you step by step how to knit slip stitch mosaic colorwork in the round to create this beautiful knit chevron hat pattern. If you are looking to modify this pattern for other sizes or different weights of yarn, the stitch pattern is a multiple of 24 + 3 stitches.
- 250 yds #4 medium worsted weight yarn total: 125 yds in color A and 125 yds in color B
- US9 (5.5mm) circular knitting needles, 16”
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
Shown in: Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool-ease; #4 worsted weight yarn; 197 yds (180m) per 3oz (85gm); 1 ball ea in color A, Denim and color B Light Rose Heather.
Gauge: 3.5 sts/ 7 rounds = 1” in slip stitch mosiac pattern
Finished size: 19” circumference, 9” tall
CO cast on; BO bind off; K knit; P purl; PM place marker; SM slip marker; YO yarn over; Sl slip stitch; K-tbl knit through the back loop; KFB knit into the front and back of same stitch; K2TOG knit 2 stitches together
Mosaic Knit Chevron Hat Pattern FREE Pattern by Kristin Omdahl
Note: always slip stitches purlwise
You can change the look of any slip stitch mosaic pattern when you swap color A for color B. It could make an interesting coordinating set of mosaic knit chevron hat pattern, too!
Round 1: With yarn A, CO 72 sts, pm.
Round 2: *K1, p1. Rep from * around. — 72 sts
Rounds 3 – 10: Rep round 2. — 72 sts
Round 11: *Kfb, k23. Rep from * around, sm. — 75 sts
Round 1: With yarn B, k1, sl1, *k2, sl1. Rep from * to last st: k1, sm. — 75 sts
Round 2: Rep round 1.
Round 3: With yarn A, (k2, sl1)x4, k3, sl1, (k2, sl1)x3, *k1, sl1, (k2, sl1)x3, k3, sl1, (k2, sl1)x3, rep from * to last 2 sts: k2, sm. — 75 sts
Round 4: Rep round 3.
Round 5: Using B, k3, *(sl1, k2)x3, sl1, k1, sl1, (k2, sl1)x3, k3. Rep from * to end, sm. — 75 sts
Round 6: Rep round 5.
Round 7 – 8: With yarn A, rep rounds 1 – 2.
Rounds 9 – 10: With yarn B, rep rounds 3 – 4.
Rounds 11 – 12: With yarn A, rep rounds 5 – 6.
Rounds 13 – 66: Rep rounds 1 – 12 four more times, then rounds 1 – 6 once more.
Round 67: With color A, k2tog around to last 3 sts: k3tog. — 37 sts
Round 68: Knit around.
Round 69: K2tog around to last 3 sts: k3tog. — 18 sts
Round 70: Knit around.
Round 71: K2tog around. — 9 sts
Fasten off, leaving long tail. Thread yarn onto needle and thread through all remaining stitches, taking them off the needles. Cinch tightly to close the crown. Secure and weave in loose ends.
Wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.